Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights to
The airline will initially operate the
route three times per week, increasing to four-times-weekly
effective 1 July 2018.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with 22
seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class will serve
the Penang flights.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to launch
direct flights to Penang, a long-anticipated addition to our
global route network. Our Kuala Lumpur service started in 2001,
and it has since grown to a triple-daily direct non-stop service
to and from Doha. We are tremendously pleased to now be able to
offer our passengers another exciting destination to experience in
this beautiful country.”
Flight QR850 is scheduled to depart Doha (DOH)
02:30 arrive in Penang (PEN) at 14:30. The return flight, QR851,
is timed to leave Penang at
20:30 and arrive back in Doha at 23:20.
His Excellency Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister
of Penang, said, “We offer an UNESCO World Heritage city that is
captivating in not only our cultural diversity and religious
harmony but also in offering our natural beauty and world class
tourism products. Let your senses be invaded by sights, sounds and
smells that will entice you to come back for more.”
The debut of flights to Penang follows the
recent launch of flights to both Chiang Mai and Pattaya in
Thailand, as well as additional services to Krabi, Ho Chi Minh
(Saigon) and Hanoi.